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The SharePoint Framework is the latest development model for customizing and existing SharePoint. The SharePoint Framework (SPFx) is a page and web part model that provides full support for client-side SharePoint development, easy integration with SharePoint data, and extending Microsoft Teams. With the SharePoint Framework, you can use modern web technologies and tools in your preferred development environment to build productive experiences and apps that are responsive and mobile-ready.

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    Blog: The Good, Bad & the Ugly: Using Angular Elements with the SharePoint Framework

    In this series, I showed you how to build custom elements, a native web technology supported natively by most browsers (except you Edge & IE…) and presented two options for how you can go about it. One option involves using one big project with the SharePoint Framework & Angular in it while the other utilizes two projects to mitigate the downsides of the one-project approach. So, you can now use Angular in SharePoint Framework projects and this is made possible by Angular Elements which was introduced in Angular v6 back in May 2017. Sweet! We’ve got the “can you do it” question answered! But, should you do it? There are always tradeoffs when picking a web framework for your next project and using one with the SharePoint Framework is no different. Let’s take a step back and look at the whole picture. Only then can you decide if it makes sense for you.
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    Blog: Using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects

    This has been a long time coming and many of you Angular developers who also work with the SharePoint Framework may have given up by now and switched to React, but for those of you who have been holding out, Angular is finally a viable option for SPFx development even with a few drawbacks.
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    Blog: Leveraging the Webpack Define Plugin in SPFx Projects

    Here’s a post that teaches you a technique that you can start leveraging in your SharePoint Framework (SPFx) projects right away! You know those projects where you have certain values you use in development or testing while others that you use in production? This would include things like different account or IDs used for telemetry services, different endpoints to sample or production data that you’re interacting with in your project.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.8.2 (and v1.8.1) - What's in the latest Update(s) of SPFx?

    Earlier this week, on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Microsoft released v1.8.2 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). A little over a month ago, I wrote about the v1.8.0 release. Since then we had another minor release (v1.8.1.md) released on April 16, 2019. In this post, I’ll summarize what you can find, and share some additional details I found after spending some time picking apart the last two minor releases. A new SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator has been published by OfficeDev: 1.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Sprint 16 adds SPFx with Teams, SPA's and Tons of Updates

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. This update, packaged as sprint 16, includes one new chapter and a LOT of updates. When I originally planned out sprint 16, I intended to record a lot of new content. However when the SPFx v1.8.0 release came out there were enough changes to SPFx that I decided to go back and update the course, including adding some new lessons, completely re-recording existing lessons and updating quite a few lessons (both video & notes).
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.8.0 - What's in the latest Update of SPFx?

    On Thursday, March 14, 2019, Microsoft released v1.8.0 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This release is packed with many features that were previously in developer preview to the Generally Available (GA) milestone. However, there are some subtle updates that developers have been asking for. In this post, I’ll summarize some of what you can find, but also share some details I found after spending some time with the v1.8.0 release, kicking the tires and finding a few resolutions to issues.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Sprint 14+15 Go Live Party Recording!

    Earlier today I recorded an impromptu Facebook Live video for the recent release of sprints 14 & 15 of the SharePoint Framework. Usually, I let people know about these ahead of time but travel the last few weeks has been rough. Add up issues with production targets that were externally influenced by other people’s schedules, attending the Microsoft 2019 Global MVP Summit & a brief business conference in Las Vegas… I didn’t want to wait any longer.
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    Blog: Leverage Custom Permissions in Azure AD Applications

    In my last post, Securing an Azure Function App with Azure AD - Works with SharePoint Framework!, I showed how you can secure a REST API deployed as an Azure Function App using Azure Active Directory (AzureAD). This comes in quite handy when you want to secure some custom server-side business logic that'’s called from a SharePoint Framework (SPFx) client-side solution. The SPFx docs show how to use APIs with permissions to the Microsoft Graph. This post will explain how to add custom permissions to the AzureAD application that is used to secure your Azure Function.
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    Blog: Securing an Azure Function App with Azure AD - Works with SharePoint Framework!

    I recently published a new chapter in my Mastering the SharePoint Framework on-demand course for developers that included a section that showed how to call a REST API deployed using an Azure Function App and secured with Azure AD from the SharePoint Framework. When I was working on this chapter, it felt like the process of configuring an Azure Function App to be secured with Azure AD was harder and more complex than it should have been. Specifically, some of the things you do aren’t explained as well… so I decided to blog about it here!
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    Blog: Consider Avoiding Declarative Permissions with Azure AD Services in SharePoint Framework Projects

    I recommend people avoid this option for granting their SPO tenant permissions to endpoints and services secured with Azure AD.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Sprint 13 Published with over 3hrs of Microsoft Graph & Azure AD Lessons!

    I’m excited to share this latest update to my course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework for developers. Today’s update, packaged as sprint 13, includes two new chapters and a few updates… and it’s a huge release… the biggest yet adding over 3 hours of new content! Sprint 13 also marks a milestone: the Fundamentals Bundle of the course is now content complete! This means all planned chapters are now published. I will continue to make edits to existing chapters updating content when circumstances warrant, but at this time no new chapters or lessons are planned.
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    Blog: Enable Jest testing of SharePoint Framework projects in one simple step

    Over the last two weeks, I have been presenting on the topic of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) at a pair of SharePoint conferences (the European SharePoint Conference in Copenhagen & SharePoint Fest in Chicago). A common topic that came up a few times in various presentations as well as in conversations with attendees is automated testing SPFx projects. I kept hearing developers say that they liked the idea, but it was a pain to configure a project to use Jest, especially for those that leverage React, as well as running tests as you usually have another window open.
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    Blog: Testing SPFx Projects Efficiently with Minimal Distractions: Wallaby.js

    You know what I don’t like about automated tests? Most of the time, we don’t automate them, we just instrument them. We write our tests and then open a console window to run them periodically. Maybe we set up a watcher to automatically rerun them when either a test or the code file changes, and maybe we use an integrated console window in our editor to monitor when things change.
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    Blog: Package Manager Inconsistencies with React & tslint + Workarounds after Updating to SPFx 1.7

    The latest version of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) released a few weeks ago, v1.7.0, uncovered a few issues between how the various Node.js package managers work. These issues appear to be rooted in the package tslint and came about with a change in how Microsoft was using tslint under the covers from SPFx v1.6 to v1.7. A fix has been submitted to tslint, but they appear to be lagging on their release schedule so there’s no ETA on when it will get rolled out.
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    Blog: Black Friday - Cyber Monday LIMITED TIME DEALS - 35% off Everything & Buy 3-Get 1 FREE SharePoint Framework Training

    It’s that time of year again! 35% off, buy 3 get 1 FREE, and more! 🤷 Have you’ve been putting off your SharePoint Framework education? 🤷 Maybe you were waiting for that killer deal to level up your resume? Now is the time to take advantage of our once-a-year huge discounts! Black Friday 2018 - 35% off everything ✅ DEAL #1: 35% off EVERYTHING - including the 4-day, 12hr LIVE course the week of December 17-20, 2018 (this offer has been discontinued) & the on-demand Mastering the SharePoint Framework Fundamentals & Ultimate bundles.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework v1.7.0 - What''s in the latest update of SPFx?

    On November 8, 2018 (last Thursday), Microsoft released v1.7.0 of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This release is filled with a lot of new things Microsoft has been talking about for a few months. In this post, I’ll summarize some of what you can find, but also share some disappointments I had after spending some time picking apart v1.7.0. A new @SharePoint Framework Yeoman generator has been published by @OfficeDev: 1.7.0 #SPFx @Office365 !
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    Blog: Don't be alarmed by vulnerabilities after running NPM Install

    I’ve seen more and more questions since the folks at NPM added an automatic scan for vulnerabilities after every NPM install. What’s going on? The NPM registry runs a security audit on NPM packages. With the release of NPM v6, this command is run automatically when you execute an npm install on your project. You can manually run one of these audits by executing the command npm audit (ref: npm-audit docs).
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Course update November 2018 (sprint 12 complete)

    This month’s update on my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course features the transition from one sprint to the next. Sprint 12 Complete I published the final pieces of Sprint 12 this week. This includes a new chapter in the Ultimate Bundle, new lessons in two Fundamentals Bundle chapters and a bunch of fixes! Want to get the details? Join me on Facebook Live for a sprint release party tomorrow, Thursday, November 1 at 1pm ET to see what’s in sprint 12 & get a sneak peek to what is planned for sprint 13, Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals & more!
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Course Update September 2018 (Sprint-11 complete)

    This month’s update on my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course features the transition from one sprint to the next. Sprint 11 Complete Earlier this week, I published the final pieces of Sprint 11. Two new chapters, the first chapters in the Ultimate Bundle! I also hosted the first Facebook Live sprint release party this week… if you missed it, you can get access to the recording here: Voitanos @ Facebook Live
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    Blog: HowTo: Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects - Two Projects

    In my last post, I talked about using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework projects. That post showed how to do this using a single SharePoint Framework Project. In this post, I show you a much better option that uses two projects.
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    Blog: HowTo: Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework Projects - One Big Project

    In my last post, I talked about using Angular Elements in SharePoint Framework projects. When doing this, you have two options on how you will implement this and in this post, I will talk about doing it in one big project that includes everything. In tomorrow’s post, I’ll show you a much better option that uses two projects.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework - Course Update July 2018 (Sprint-10 complete)

    This month’s update on my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course features the transition from one sprint to the next. Sprint 10 Complete Earlier today, I published the final pieces of Sprint 10. This update included categories of updates. Many lessons were updated to address a few minor issues such as typos in the slides or things that have changed since the lesson was originally published. Changes include APIs making it from preview to the GA milestone (ALM APIs).
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Vincent Biret's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Vincent Biret Hi, my name is Vincent. I’m based in Montreal, Canada. I work for 2toLead as an Office 365 and Azure developer.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Paolo Pialorsi's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Paolo Pialorsi I’m Paolo Pialorsi, I live in Italy. I’m a senior consultant. I work in a company of my own called PiaSys.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Elio Struyf's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Elio Struyf Hi, I am Elio Struyf. I’m from Belgium. I am working as a trainer for U2U and I’m also an Office Server and Services MVP.
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    Blog: NPM, Yarn and PNPM: Which Package Manager Should You Use for SharePoint Framework Projects?

    In the past, I’ve written how I prefer Yarn over NPM not just for SharePoint Framework (SPFx) projects, but also for all my Node.js based projects that leverage the NPM package registry: https://www.npmjs.org. I wrote that post in December 2016 and things have changed quite a bit since then. Last week Microsoft [released SPFx v1.5.0 & the associated Yeoman generator](/blog/sharepoint-framework-generator-updated-to-v1-5-0-inspecting-the-changes.md" >}} that added support for changing the package manager the generator ran after creating the project scaffolding.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Eric Overfield's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Eric Overfield My name is Eric Overfield, President/Founder of PixelMill as well as Office Servers and Services MVP.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Generator Updated to v1.5.0: Inspecting the Changes

    Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) generator to version 1.5. I took some time picking apart the update and in this post, I will show you what these changes have in store for you.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Marc Anderson's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Marc Anderson I’m Marc Anderson. I’m a SharePoint consultant and I do other stuff but pretty much everything I do is SharePoint so, I say it that way.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Corey Roth's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Corey Roth Hi. My name is Corey Roth and I am an independent consultant specializing in Office 365 and mobile.
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    Blog: SharePoint Framework Updates from May 2018

    Over the last month of May, we’ve seen quite a few announcements from Microsoft with respect to what’s new and coming related to the SharePoint Framework (SPFx). This news has come out in part at the Microsoft Build 2018 conference in Seattle, WA and the SharePoint Conference North America 2018 in Las Vegas. Some of these things are available today while others are coming soon or in the next few months.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Bob German's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Bob German What’s your background as a SharePoint developer? So my name is Bob German, and I’ve been a SharePoint fan since it was called SiteServer.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - in Stefan Bauer's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Stefan Bauer What’s your background as a SharePoint developer? Actually, my background is web development, I start with web development 20 years ago with PHP and mySQL, and then I think twelve years ago I switched over to SharePoint and try to apply the things I already knew from the web development perspective to SharePoint.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - in Rob Windsor's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Rob Windsor What’s your background as a SharePoint developer? I’ve been doing dot net development since dot net first came out and I started doing SharePoint development in about 2006, when SharePoint 2007 was released.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Mikael Svenson's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Mikael Svenson What’s your background as a SharePoint developer? So I started SharePoint development against SharePoint 2003 against WSS actually, using the web services because I was creating a search crawler and I knew nothing about SharePoint but I was crawling SharePoint.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Course May Update - New Chapters Added for jQuery & React!

    I’m excited to share that as of today, my Mastering the SharePoint Framework course has two highly anticipated and requested chapters available: working with jQuery and React in SPFx solutions! This update means the course is packed with nearly 15-hours content containing demo-driven examples and guidance that hundreds of SharePoint developers have used to get up to speed on this extensibility model. Recently I sent a survey out asking customers to rank what were the most important chapters related to web frameworks.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Chris Kent's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Chris Kent What’s your background as a SharePoint developer? I started off as an ASP developer, ASP.
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    Blog: State Of SharePoint Development Survey - Share Your Thoughts!

    A few months ago, we partnered up with Rencore on their third annual State of SharePoint and Office 365 customizations survey. The point of this survey was to learn and share how customers were customizing SharePoint & Office 365. Today, continuing our partnership, I’m launching the first annual comprehensive State of SharePoint Development survey. This survey is for developers with the goal of obtaining and sharing the technical state of SharePoint developers around the world.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework Course - February 2018 Update

    My development course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework, is currently in pre-release. That means it isn’t content complete but subscribers will receive access to all content added to the course in the future. Today I wrapped up and published sprint 8 which means I’m happy to share that one new chapter has been published to the Fundamentals course and are immediately available to all Mastering the SharePoint Framework Fundamentals & Ultimate bundle subscribers.
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    Webinar: Using Reusable PnP Controls in SPFx Projects with MVP Elio Struyf

    In this webinar, host Andrew Connell welcomes fellow MVP Elio Struyf to discuss using components from two community projects Elio is behind in custom SharePoint Framework projects. What are these? Microsoft provides many out-of-the-box controls for use in custom client-side web parts that you can leverage both in the web part and the property pane. While there are plenty of controls, the community has stepped up and created many more controls that can be used in your projects.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Paul Stork's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Paul Stork My name is Paul Papanek Stork. I’m the owner and principle architect at Don’t PaPanic Consulting. I specialize primarily in consulting on Office 365, SharePoint, SharePoint online and Dynamics CRM.
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    Blog: Mastering the SharePoint Framework LIVE! - April 17-20, 2018 for $400!

    After our first SharePoint Framework LIVE online course in January 2018, we’ve made some changes that we are excited to share with you based on your feedback and announce the next class is scheduled for April 17-20, 2018! Addressing Your Feedback After the first delivery in January, we collected feedback from those who attended as well as many others who were interested. We evaluated what you told us and have taken action… and we think you will like it.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework Generator Updated to v1.4.1

    Yesterday Microsoft released a new version of the SharePoint Framework (SPFx) generator to version 1.4.1. I took some time picking apart the update and in this post I will show you what these changes have in store for you. Not bad timing… this update is showing some love to developers with some highly anticipated features! Too bad they missed Valentine’s Day by just one day… wait… this a developer update… they were off by one… heeeeeyyyyy… I see what you did there… well played Microsoft!
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Sebastien Levert's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Sebastien Levert My name is Seb - Sebastien Lever, from Montreal, Canada. I am an Office Dev MVP, for now more than four years and a half, whatever that half.
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    Webinar: Introducing and Using the Office 365 CLI with MVP Waldek Mastykarz

    Office 365 & SharePoint Online provide multiple management options. From the tenant to site level, developers and administrators can leverage browser-based administrative interfaces to perform many tasks. However, some tasks can only be implemented via an API or the command line. The Office 365 CLI, a cross-platform and community-driven project from the SharePoint PnP team, expands these command line tasks beyond the Windows platform and existing PowerShell options. In this webinar, join MVP and long-time SharePoint developer Andrew Connell (AC) from Voitanos with MVP Waldek Mastykarz from Rencore for a 30-minute discussion and demonstration heavy webinar on the Office 365 CLI.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Ryan Schouten's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Ryan Schouten My name is Ryan Schouten, senior architect with ZAACT out of Utah. What’s your background as a SharePoint developer?
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Prashant Bhoyar's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Prashant Bhoyar My name is Prashant G. Bhoyar, I’m from Washington D.C. area and currently working as senior consultant with Withum Smith, and Brown.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework - In Jeremy Thake's Own Words

    This is one installment in our series “In Own Words” by Voitanos asking experienced SharePoint developers to share their thoughts on the new development model for SharePoint - the SharePoint Framework. In this series, we ask each person a series of questions and let them share their thoughts. Jeremy Thake Hi, my name is Jeremy Thake, I work at Hyperfish as a VP of Product Technology.
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    Webinar: SharePoint Framework State of the Union - January 2018

    It’s hard to stay on top of all the latest news from Microsoft for SharePoint Developers. There are so many resources out there, wouldn’t it be nice for someone else to curate the news and what’s coming? Look no further! In this brief 30-minute webinar, Andrew Connell covered the latest updates, news, what’s coming with the SharePoint Framework for developers and more in the SharePoint Framework State of the Union - January 2018!
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    Blog: Mastering SPFx Course January 2018 Update - Two New Chapters Published

    Last year I launched an on-demand developer course I am creating on the latest development model for SharePoint: the SharePoint Framework. This course, Mastering the SharePoint Framework by Voitanos, is currently in pre-release as I continue to build and publish content every few weeks. This past week, I taught the first delivery of the live version of this course to a handful of students. As with any first delivery of a course, even though the content was quite mature, I learned a few things and will make some changes for the next time this is offered.